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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.6424S, -86.0037WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 04:29:55 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.0037° West, 10.6424° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 10:29:55 / February 3, 2020 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007nbd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nbd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Potosí, San Jorge. The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.0037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-03 10:29:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 12:41:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007nbd Id of event.
Event Code 60007nbd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007nbd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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